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Three Former Players Will Retire as Ravens During Camp


The Ravens will have some familiar faces and fan favorites returning to the Under Armour Performance Center during training camp.

Fullback Vonta Leach, running back Willis McGahee and cornerback Lardarius Webb will officially retire as Ravens.

Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome and Head Coach John Harbaugh will present them during press conferences on July 26 (Leach), Aug. 2 (McGahee) and Aug. 10 (Webb).

Leach played three of his finest seasons in Baltimore (2011-2013). He was a big part of the Ravens' Super Bowl-winning team in 2012 and two-time Pro Bowler in purple.

Leach spent five seasons with the Houston Texans (2006-2010). He went to his first Pro Bowl in 2010 before signing with Baltimore as a free agent. He was a hammering fullback who embodied Baltimore's physicality and helped pave the way for Ray Rice and a strong rushing attack.

McGahee played four seasons in Baltimore (2007-2010) and had one of the best seasons of his career in purple and black in 2007 when he rumbled for 1,207 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 43 passes for 231 yards and another score.

McGahee was originally a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2003 and had three very strong seasons in Buffalo before the Ravens traded for him in 2007. Baltimore paired him with Le'Ron McClain for a thundering rushing duo in 2008 when the Ravens went to the AFC Championship game with rookie quarterback Joe Flacco.

McGahee finished his career in 2013 with the Cleveland Browns after spending 2011 and 2012 with the Denver Broncos. He had 8,474 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns in his 11-year career.

As opposed to McGahee and Leach, Webb played all nine of his NFL seasons in Baltimore (2009-2017). He was a critical part of the team's secondary for nearly a decade, moving from slot corner to outside corner and ultimately safety. Webb suffered two knee injuries early in his career but bounced back to continue playing at a high level.

Webb finished in 2017 with 15 career interceptions, 467 tackles and 91 passes defensed. He also had a strong commitment to helping in the Baltimore community.

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